Up All Night

As a teenager and even into my early 20s staying up all night was fun. Many times my large group of high-school friends would camp out with a bonfire on the river bank. We would cook sausages on a barbecue, drink, joke, muck-around and sometimes hook-up. We would watch the moon rise and the evening star set. The more wild among us might’ve stolen alcohol … Continue reading Up All Night

Making banana bread and effort

It was time to put my friendships firmly back on the front-burner.  With Mr Magentafrog committed to a cricket tournament all weekend I decided it was time to go out and catch up with a friend.  As it turned out, there were two others also catching up with the same mutual girlfriend.  It was such a nice relaxing day to all hang-out together.  I had baked … Continue reading Making banana bread and effort

Our Camping Adventure

It would be remiss of me not to tell you about our recent family camping trip.  While I welcomed the idea of a getaway, I’ll admit that I thought that five days in a very remote coastal region for our first ever camping trip with three young children was, well, ambitious.  So I approached the day with hope and trepidation. Packing and preparing gear took … Continue reading Our Camping Adventure